New Wood Burning Guy - Insert Suggestions and Ideas

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by JeffStinson, Sep 26, 2013.

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    JeffStinson

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    Question.. I'm about to order the liner..

    Should i go with a 1 or 2 ply liner?

    Here's my chimney layout:

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    I love it when a plan comes together! Looking forward to the progress pics.. Gotta say firewood is much cheaper there than here!

    Good luck!
    Ray
     
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    I would go with 2ply if you can swing it. Also where are you ordering the liner so cheap? Is it just because your 15ft?
     
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    Price sounds too low for a good full liner kit. Don't scrimp here. This is infrastructure. Can you provide a link to this kit for a check?
     
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    The liner I originally priced out was a cheap one off eBay that I got down.

    After looking and talking with members, I got a really good 2ply Magnaflex (us made - Kentucky) with insulation for $400 shipped - down from $480. I talked to the customer service and can provide a name after I get his approval. Was referred to their quality and them throwing in 1/2" insulation kit was a great overall deal.

    As for wood, there is a hot sticks dealer about 10 miles away with kiln dried lumber at $160 a cord. (8-10% moisture levels)

    Install scheduled for 23rd! Insert should shop tomorrow! Excited for this process to get under way!!
     
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    That is a very good deal. Does the liner kit include the stove connector, top plate and cap?
     
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    Well, liner is now insulated and everything should be here next week! Thanks to Magnaflex for an amazing deal. I ended up picking up a Magnaflex 6”x20’ lnsulflex Liner kit with cap, adapter, and top liner mount for a great price. Customer service is top notch, highly recommend, and you can’t get a better product for the price.

    Can’t wait to take pictures of everything when it’s in to share, even post install.

    Whats left:
    Purchasing/Stacking the cords of wood to be delivered
    • Mauls, Splitteres, Rack supplied for inside
    • Top heatshield for unit (Ordering this weekend)
     
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    Good deal; Those cheap liners scare me a little. I couldn't get the liner link on their site to work, but I like Kentucky.... ==c
     
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    Sounds like you're on your way. $160/cord for kiln dried is a steal. Make sure its a true 4'x4'x8' cord. Some dealers use sketchy tape measures and oddball estimates on the amounts of wood purchased. Good luck!
     
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    Wow that sounds like a great price. I need to pick up a 25' kit. Can you provide a link and or name and number of who you spoke to. Their link online is not working for me
     
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    Yeah, no kiddin, out with da infos! I was just about to pull the trigger on a 6"x 20' 2 ply Flex King Pro (w/ insulation kit) from Chimney liner Depot for $600
     
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    Thanks guys, if interested I can give you information via conversations! Just want to keep his email private. He's been around the forums so many members who he is!

    Stand up guy and great deals!
     
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    A quick update..

    Stove is here and liner is en-route for delivery!
    Stove install scheduled for Wednesday!

    2 Cords to be delivered hopefully by Tomorrow! (will check moisture levels)

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    Right on Jeff aren't you glad you found all these wood burning guru's? Looking forward to all the pics! :)

    Ray
     
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    Make sure they install a block off plate at the damper area.
     
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    Thanks Ray!

    We plan on it! I have 1 cord of Seasoned Cherry and Oak (Family - 2 years Aged, will check moisture levels tonight – Thanks to my father)

    Anyone's thoughts on this? Should i worry?
    http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/grd/4120760588.html
    No pictures but this was our email convo:

     
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    On the CL wood, my experience with oak has been that it is still too wet after 1 year...makes heating with wood a real PITA! YMMV
     
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    Oak may be tough burning if only seasoned a year
     
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    That Oak will be no where near ready to burn after one year. If it was mine, it would be sitting another 2 years.
    The price ain't bad for your area, and may be worth seeing if he will give you a bulk rate. But give that stuff another couple years to truly dry out.
    Otherwise you will never reap the benefits of it.
     
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    I've got about a cord of seasoned cherry, maple, and oak from my parents. Most of it is split or small rounds. Been sitting for 2 years, a few pieces are punky but not bad. Tons of kindln. Looking at a few truck load seals tomorrow. Should put me around 3 cords of seasoned if all goes well. Pictures to come!


    Need to pick up a splitting axe tomorrow... Any tips?
     
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    I would get a six or eight pound maul with a fiberglass handle. These are the best to learn with.
     
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    A buddy recommended a fiscars 36" splitting axe.. Thoughts?
     
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    I definitely prefer the splitting axe for general use and the maul for cranky rounds.
     
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    The Fiskars is a nice axe, I got one myself, and an 8 lb maul.
    Honestly, and only my opinion, but the hype about the Fiskars, is mostly that.
    They are good for straight grain splitting. But a maul will go through much more of anything else, again, just my opinion. I have used both.
    Mauls are cheaper also as far as cost concerns. Might not be a bad idea for starting with.
    I have both an electric and hydraulic splitters also. My shoulders & back ain't what they used to be.
     
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    I'm young and lift a lot so throwing a 8lb maul at some oak rounds sounds pretty fun. I'm sure after splitting a cords worth I could say otherwise, but I'll look for a cheap but durable maul today. I've got a driveway of oak & cherry rounds to split!
     

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